intersectional feminism

[ in-ter-sek-shuh-nl fem-uh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃə nl ˈfɛm əˌnɪz əm /

noun

a movement recognizing that barriers to gender equality vary according to other aspects of a woman’s identity, including age, race, ethnicity, class, and religion, and striving to address a diverse spectrum of women’s issues: Infighting between white feminists and proponents of intersectional feminism came to a head at the rally.

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Origin of intersectional feminism

First recorded in 1990–95

OTHER WORDS FROM intersectional feminism

in·ter·sec·tion·al fem·i·nist, noun
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